Renewable Power Australia – John Hewson Out For The Grants He Championed On The ABC

Posted on Fri 06/17/2016 by


Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Hypocrite speaks:

John Hewson has come out warning of the influence big corporations can have over politicians and public policy…

Hewson said the renewable energy industry had been the victim of a vicious offensive by the Coalition and had been forced to accept a huge cut to the renewable energy target.

He was attacking the federal Coalition … in the middle of a NSW election campaign being fought over the sale of poles and wires…

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And how often the ABC reports Hewson’s views on renewable energy without declaring his vested interest in both green power and the government targets and subsidies needed to prop it up:

Former Liberal leader Dr John Hewson says the Federal Government should abandon its bid to scale back the renewable energy target…

Now his vested interest is made so manifest that surely the ABC and Fairfax will never again treat him as some dispassionate expert:

A $1.2 billion solar-thermal power station has been proposed for Port Augusta in South Australia by renewables company Solastor Australia.

Its chairman John Hewson, a former federal Liberal leader, will announce more details of the plan in Adelaide in coming days.

And, of course, this project needs the government handouts that Hewson has regularly championed on the ABC without declaring he wants them for his own interests:

The company said … it was working with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency on gaining funding support from the Clean Energy Innovation Fund.

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